Hi everyone, it’s the last post of the year so I just want to take some time to look back at an amazing school year.
I may be a little bit biased, but we have the best students in the world. Yes, they make plenty of mistakes, but their compassion, humour and energy make every day in this building enjoyable. One of the best things about being a teacher is that you get to be around young people and you get to see their growth from day to day. I know for myself, it gives me energy and I look forward to seeing each and everyone of them on a daily basis. I hope you all have a wonderful summer vacation. Make sure to read, write, play, spend time outdoors and visit with friends and family. We cannot wait to see you next fall!
I also want to take a moment to thank our amazing staff. It is amazing to be around a group of people that are so dedicated to their profession. Our students are very lucky, and I know even though they would never say it, they are thankful for everything you do, and every opportunity that you provide. Our students went on more field trips and had so many new learning experiences because our staff is always searching for new and creative ways to engage our students in learning.
It's also important to remember that Helen, Sherman, Barry and Kristine are not in this photo, but they are equally as important to the success of our school.
We finally put our plaque on our memorial bench for Janessa Pauls. The bench used to be located at the back of the school, but it has been moved to the front, so that more people will use it. Janessa was a wonderful person, who brightened up our school every day. She loved to be around friends, and there is probably no more fitting of tribute to her memory than people sitting on the bench laughing and joking with one another.
Bandit Year End Awards:
Thanks to everyone who attended our awards night. As a staff we are aware that the night can be quite long, but we do think it is very important that we have an evening in which we can celebrate our students' achievements. I have to give a big thank you to Sherry for organizing this entire event. I think in September we decided that Sherry and I would plan the awards night, which turned out to be just Sherry planning the evening. Thank you for doing that, it is greatly appreciated.
I guess I will wrap up my blog for the year. I hope everyone has a great summer. I am very excited to be trying our new flexible learning in Jr./Sr. high next year. It will be a very challenging year, but I think it will all be worth it.
I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Now it's time for me to slip off to Paris for a few days! (Big thanks to my wife, for looking after our three kids while I am away!)